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Lake Minnewanka Cruise provided by Brewster Sightseeing

Lake Minnewanka Cruise
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Soak up the majestic views of the Canadian Rockies through panoramic windows during this interpretive cruise. This boat tour of Lake Minnewanka includes Devil’s Gap, nestled in Banff National Park. Nature lovers will enjoy scanning the lakeshore for wildlife while the captain narrates. Hourly departures from Banff suit any sightseeing schedule.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
Lake Minnewanka cruise offers majestic views from every angle
Panoramic tour includes folklore and other narration
Guide points out deer, bald eagles, big-horned sheep, and occasional bears
Boat dock is just a short drive from the town of Banff
What to expect
Banff National Park offers mountain views unlike anywhere else in North America. Turquoise lakes, old-growth pines, and towering granite peaks surround a green valley filled with diverse wildlife, including deer, eagles, and coyote. Lake Minnewanka provides a beautiful place in the park to explore and discover some of these natural wonders. Your cruise on the lake starts at the dock, a short drive from the town of Banff. On board, your guide shares stories of the submerged town of Minnewanka Landing and the people who used to call the surrounding area their home. As the captain navigates deeper into the mountains, see if you can spot bald eagles hunting for fish or a black bear foraging along the shore. Reach Devil's Gap, where the boat pauses so that you can fully admire the scenery. The boat then circles around and returns to shore where you will disembark back at the dock. Please note: During the busiest part of the summer, boats depart every 30 minutes. During off-peak hours, boats depart every hour during the day.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3026P47
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Boat tour of Lake Minnewanka • All taxes, fees and handling charges • Entry/Admission - Lake Minnewanka
Exclusions
Gratuities
Duration
1h
Departure details
Banff, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta
Inclusions
Boat tour of Lake Minnewanka • All taxes, fees and handling charges • Entry/Admission - Lake Minnewanka
Exclusions
Gratuities
Departure details
Banff, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta
Duration
1h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Tour time is first come, first serve on the day of. Tour times can be reserved in advance. Please see your ticket for instructions upon booking for further details.
Opening/closing dates are weather dependent
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Banff
    See Important Information for details
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    Lake Minnewanka
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    Our most popular cruise on the lake invites you to discover the story of Minnewanka Landing as you tour the beautiful valley landscape of Canada’s oldest National Park.
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Popular mentions

4.5
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Toni A
4 contributions
Awesome
Jul. 2021 • Couples
Great trip! Learned a lot about Lake Minawanka! Captain Kennedy was our driver and Will was very informative about the lake and area and very entertaining!
I highly recommend this boat tour….if you live in Alberta you get a discount!!!
Written July 15, 2021
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Sarath N
1 contribution
Great time - highly recommend
Jul. 2021 • Couples
The ride was incredible, the hosts were super informative, and they did provide a generous amount of beer. I went with a partner, but I’d highly recommend for a group of friends as well!
Written July 11, 2021
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ivy rama
2 contributions
Memorable cruise
Jun. 2021 • Family
Been in Canada for about 8 years in October of this year and been always love to travel around Banff / Canmore BUT this is my first time to cruise around Lake Minnewanka. The cruise was really informative and the guides were so accommodating and very nice.
We had Melissa and Mackenzie and dont know the name of the 3rd girl (left side of the photo) that were very approachable and friendly to all the travellers —-would love to go have a tour again with them !
Written June 10, 2021
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Thank you sylvialislr for this wonderful review. Great to read you finally made it to Lake Minnewanka. We appreciate the shout out to Mackenzie and Melissa. In the photo is Lauren and Ashley. You definitely had the "A Team" Hope to see you again, don't wait 8 years though! Travis Mann General Manager, Lake Minnewanka Cruise
Written June 14, 2021
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Harpreet Chahal
1 contribution
Great customer experience
Oct. 2020 • Couples
Andrew and Sam were amazing tour guides and just gave us a great customer experience. Andrew was extremely knowledgeable about the lake, thd history and told a very good story.
Written October 10, 2020
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Wow. Thank you. Harpo12065 - we really appreciate you taking our cruise and for sharing this wonderful feedback on the service from Sam and Andrew. Very nice to read your comments. All the best, Travis Mann GM - Lake Minnewanka Cruise
Written October 20, 2020
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NinjaZhu
14 contributions
Amazing experience on the lake!
Sep. 2020 • Friends
I went on this cruise multiple times in the past 10 years but my recent visit has been my favourite so far! Melissa and Mackenzie were beyond AMAZING. They were super super fun and knowledgeable and the tour was very informative and interactive. Hope to bring my family there next year and go on their tour! They did their best to enforce the rules and crowd control so it felt very safe especially during this time!
Written September 29, 2020
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Hi NinjaZhu, thank you for this wonderful review. I really appreciate you coming back and cruising with us a few times over the years and I'm thrilled to read you think we're improving. The interpretive team, (lead by Captain Melissa) have been working hard this season to enhance what we offer on the water - and based on all our guest feedback YTD - it's working! It's also great to read you felt safe with us during these crazy times. Thank you again for this wonderful review. Travis Mann General Manager, Lake Minnewanka Cruise
Written October 2, 2020
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Miguel G
1 contribution
The best experience that you should not miss!!
Sep. 2020 • Friends
Thanks to Captain Melissa I had a really nice time over the lake, she put a smile that makes your trip to the lake worth it, please if you take the cruise make sure that it's with her!
Written September 29, 2020
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Hello miguelgd24, thank you for taking our cruise and sharing about your time with Captain Melissa. Glad you left smiling! Hope to see you again in the future. Travis Mann General Manager, Lake Minnewanka Cruise
Written October 2, 2020
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gew114
1 contribution
Wonderful experience and staff
Sep. 2020
Had a wonderful experience at the Lake Minnewanka Cruise! It was very informative and fun experience. Melissa was an amazing Captain and Mckenzie had an awesome sense of humour. Would recommend this tour to anyone! Definitely worth the visit, especially with these two ladies. All COVID rules were respected and enforced by the Captains on the boat and made us feel very safe.
Written September 29, 2020
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Hi gew114, what an excellent review! Great to hear you enjoyed your time on the water with Captain's Melissa and Mackenzie - I fully agree, these two ladies are pretty awesome. We really appreciate the feedback on the tour, our COVID protocols and the team. Hope to see you again next season. Travis Mann General Manager, Lake Minnewanka Cruise
Written October 2, 2020
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Tessamel
Surrey, Canada202 contributions
great experience
Sep. 2020 • Couples
We went on the cruise today and had a great time. Despite the smoke from forest fires obstructing some of the view in Banff today it was still beautiful. Melissa and Kenji were great guides and very funny. We learned a lot about the history of the lake and took many beautiful pics. I would recommend this to anyone looking for something different to do
Written September 15, 2020
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Hi Tessamel, thanks for this great review and thank you for taking our cruise. Great to read that you had a great time despite the smoke in the area. Thank you as well for calling out Captain's Melissa and Kenji. I'll skip past your comment about them being funny or it will go right to their heads! We're thrilled you came to visit and that you learned a few things and enjoyed yourselves along the way. Hope to see you again in the future. Travis Mann GM - Lake Minnewanka Cruise
Written September 15, 2020
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Paradise47112070128
Calgary, Canada2 contributions
The wonderful staff
We went on the 9.30am cruise for one hour on Saturday morning. The waters were slightly choppy and a few of us were a little worried but MacKenzie and Melissa made our trip wonderful! They are friendly, kind and really knowledgeable and made us feel safe and at ease. The tour was entertaining and kept my attention throughout. I highly recommend going on this tour as you see some great sights and its an experience. Thanks to the girls.
Written August 30, 2020
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Thank you for this great review. We really appreciate the feedback and it was wonderful to read such a great review of our staff, specifically, Mackenzie and Melissa. I'm glad they set you at ease and managed to entertain - exactly what we are aiming to do! Thanks again, Travis Mann GM - Lake Minnewanka Cruise
Written August 31, 2020
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Hicham
3 contributions
Fun and informative
Aug. 2020
Matt and Will were amazing, I took the 10:30am cruise 24 August 2020, first impression Will presented himself and did an amazing job driving the boat, Matt shared all his knowledge about the area he is patient and willing to answer any questions from the guests, Will was helpful in taking pictures for us, we felt safe and had fun in this activity and Matt and Will made it a very good experience, thanks to them, also they were taking all the necessary measures of covid19.
Written August 26, 2020
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Dear Hicham_Bagui, thank you for this excellent review. I'm sure Matt and Will will enjoy reading this, thanks for calling them out for their great work. We really appreciate the effort it takes to travel these days and we're thankful to be able to work in this wonderful place thanks to you. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Banff National Park. Travis Mann GM - Lake Minnewanka Cruise
Written August 27, 2020
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